Benefits and Leave (GME)
Benefits and Leave:
Erlanger provides comfortable call quarters for residents and fellows within the hospital.
As employees of the State of Tennessee, residents are protected against suits for malpractice via the Tennessee Claims Commission Act. The State is self-insured so there is no insurance carrier; however, coverage is similar to what would be stated in coverage is similar to what would be stated in an insurance policy.
Each year an amount is established and Erlanger Medical Center reimburses each resident or fellow up to the approved limit according to their for annual educational expenses such as outside educational conferences and travel or medical books. The formal policy defines allowable expenses. Maximum reimbursement is as follows:
PGY-1 $ 500
PGY-2 $ 1000
PGY-3 and above: $ 1500
$1,500 for primary care)
purchase of a PDA or smart phone (out of the professional development reimbursement)